So I have now been part of the graduate programme for just over a year, so thought I would give you an outline of my time so far!
I started by getting into the Business IT Graduate programme and moving to Zürich last September to begin my Journey within Sales & Marketing Applications Development. Whilst there I worked on a medium sized project with a team of 2 other Novo Nordisk employees and at times upwards of 30 consultants. The project was to implement a Sales CRM application on an iPad for Sales reps across Europe and roll it out.
My starting role was Testing and Quality lead and revolved around ensuring that a team of 8 testers and their manager in India were able to test our solution effectively. Along with this came the development of all the documentation for the solution. This became particularly critical as we late in the project had to go through an internal audit. My role quickly evolved and I became involved with training our sales force in the use of the system travelling across Europe to do so. The system is currently in the process of rolling out to over 2000 users across the continent.
After 8 months Skiing and playing with iPad’s in Zürich, I moved to Copenhagen and the other end of our business. I started working with IT in our Production. I currently do this in the role of Project Manager, managing numerous small projects each working with separate production lines across our business. Our team of 5 implement an IT system which measures the efficiency of our production teams and machines giving rise to improvement opportunities. I currently handle production lines in Denmark and Brazil. In this I take responsibility in working with the production staff, our consultants and suppliers as well as the operations team to build plans, ensure communication, allocate resources, and generally do everything to make sure we implement a desired system on time.
I will be finishing this second rotation on the first of September and am currently looking at possibilities for my next rotation. I am thoroughly enjoying the program so far and the level of challenges that I have been given. Should you have comments or questions please leave them below.